We hope this FAQ will answer your most common laser hair removal questions. Read our hair removal overview page and our hair removal process page to learn more. If you need more information please call 0800 328 8837 and we'll be glad to help.
Laser hair removal is considered the best hair removal method available today. Why? Because laser hair removal is a safe, medically proven long-term solution to the problem of unwanted hair. It is also the gentlest, quickest, most advanced method available today. Other hair removal methods are not nearly as effective!
Laser hair removal is suitable for all body areas, from eyebrows to toes and everywhere in between! Popular with both men & women, laser hair removal is fast becoming the gold standard for hair removal, overtaking more traditional methods like waxing, depilatory cream and shaving – because it’s easy, quick & permanent!
Pubic hair & Brizilian bikini treatments let you wear the latest swimwear and intimate clothes with confidence.
Male & female arms, underarms & hands can all be treated with laser hair removal of unwanted body hair.
Most DIY hair removal products provide temporary results. Laser hair removal delivers permanent results!
Most men hate waxing or shaving unwanted hair. Laser chest hair removal leaves skin silky smooth & hair-free!
Laser hair removal treatments can permanently reduce unwanted back & shoulder hair in just a few sessions.
Laser hair removal treatment works by focusing laser light at the base of hair follicles, causing them to cease growth. The laser is attracted to dark pigment in hair (melanin). Using melanin as a conductor, laser energy travels down to the root of the hair follicle where it disperses as thermal energy. This damages the base of the hair follicle rendering it unable to produce hair as quickly. Growth rate will decrease with further treatments.
The hair must also be in the active growing phase (Anagen) in its growth cycle for treatment to be effective, as this is when the hair is still connected to the base of the hair follicle. This connection, combined with melanin, provides a direct pathway for the laser energy to travel down and disperse as sufficient heat where the hair is produced at the base of the follicle to damage it and cause it to cease growing.
Not every hair is in the Anagen phase at any one time which is why you will need multiple treatments over time to treat ALL hairs during the Anagen phase. We recommend a course of 6 treatments to achieve hair-free skin. Facial hair is treated once every 4 weeks and body hair is treated once every 8 weeks.
Laser hair removal works on both facial and body hair, including large areas like the legs & back. The laser targets the dark pigment present in some hairs but is not so effective on blonde, white or grey hair.
On average 80-95% of lasered hair is permanently gone after a recommended course of treatments, whereas when you wax, pluck or shave, the hair always grows back. With laser hair removal you need never wax or shave again!
Laser hair removal is a long-term hair removal solution, whereas waxing & shaving must be repeated regularly to control regrowth. Laser hair removal actually damages each hair follicle, causing it to stop growing altogether.
Because laser hair removal is safe, quick & comfortable, it’s ideal for use on large areas of the body, making it particularly suitable men seeking to remove chest, shoulder & back hair.